Varsity to re-open as bargain cinema

posted by CSWalczak on November 5, 2009 at 7:35 am

CHAPEL HILL, SC — Although previously reported to be closed permanently, the Varsity Theater will be re-opening under new ownership as a $3 discount house.

Chapel Hill residents Susan and Paul Shareshian have begun working to restore the theater to its former elegance. “We want to bring back the feeling of a classic old-time movie theater and also provide a clean and fun space — with excellent service and a customer-focused staff — where local residents can enjoy a movie at a reasonable price,” says Paul Shareshian in a news release.

Read more in the News Observer.

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Comments (3)

raysson on November 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

For the writer who posted this comment:

Correction: You labeled in the writing Chapel Hill,SC.
It’s suppose to be Chapel Hill, NC. Just to let you know.

The Varsity is scheduled to reopen on November 9,2009.
The owners under new management,will show mainstream films as well as classic movies. However,since the Varsity was known for independent and foreign films,it will occasionally showed them at reduced prices…..

It will operate as a single screen theatre,with a conference area for lectures and a children’s center.
Neat,don’t you think?

CSWalczak on November 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for the correction!

CSWalczak on November 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Related article indicating the re-opeming date is now November 27: View link

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